Emma Taylor

Emma's fundraiser for Eden Valley Hospice

Fundraising for Eden Valley Hospice
£756
raised of £1,000 target
The Lakeland 50, 26 July 2024
Eden Valley Hospice

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RCN 1008796
We provide specialist care and support to people with life limiting conditions

Story

The Lakeland 50 is one the greatest ultra trail challenges in Europe, perhaps the world. It is run over the second half of the Lakeland 100 Ultra Tour of the Lake District, completing the final 50 miles of the 100 course. As it’s only half of the Lakeland 100 course it’s the easy option.. right? That’s the first and worst error you could possibly make..

It’s a fact that 40-50% of the 100 mile competitors don’t finish the course, 80-90% of those drop out prior to or ‘at’ half way. Many great ultra runners have started the 100 course and found it just too difficult, too demanding.. half of the course was ‘enough’. The Lakeland 50 is ‘half of the course’, it’s almost double the distance of a marathon, it’s on rough terrain and there’s approximately 3100m of ascent to deal with. Whether you choose the 50 or the 100 mile course.. there is no ‘easy option’ available. The Lakeland 50 is a huge challenge, it requires commitment, drive and the ability to ‘just keep going’ when most folk would ‘just rather not’.

The route starts from the Northern end of Ullswater within the grand Dalemain Estate before following the Eastern shore line as far as Howtown. A quick climb and descent followed by a trek along the banks of Haweswater sees you at Mardale Head. The route from here visits Long Sleddale, Kentmere, Ambleside, Langdale and Tilberthwaite before the final climb and descent to the finish at Coniston. It is a truly amazing route and you will visit places that you never knew existed, places which are ignored by the masses.

About the charity

Eden Valley Hospice

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RCN 1008796
Eden Valley Hospice is dedicated to caring and supporting local people with life limiting illnesses and conditions. Jigsaw is Cumbria's Children's Hospice, caring for children and young people with life limiting conditions.

Donation summary

Total raised
£755.50
+ £180.13 Gift Aid
Online donations
£755.50
Offline donations
£0.00

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